The best way to cook chicken and keep it healthy is to bake it. Baked chicken breast recipes are great since the white meat of the chicken breast is the leanest cut of meat from the chicken. Healthy baked chicken breast is a great addition to chicken salad sandwich recipes. This recipe from Kris and Wesley is a great idea for your lunch recipes for guests. If you consider all the baked chicken breast recipes out there then this one is sure to please. The recipe calls for you to cook chicken pieces in the oven and then shred them up for the meat. Healthy baked chicken breast recipes like this one can provide you with protein and if you keep the sauce as healthy as possible this meal should definitely be included in your lunch recipes for guests file. When you consider the usual sandwiches that include marbled meats then you will cheer when you find a recipe like this one that includes meat form the chicken that can be from the healthy part of the whiter meat of the breast.
Chickens are not all grain fed and free range so if you are looking out for your health as well as your loved ones then always consider paying extra to get a grain fed and free range chicken. The fact that many are fed hormones to grow faster and are penned up and not allowed to scratch and peck, things that are natural for them, without these activities the meat is not as tender and with
the extra addition of the hormones and many other antibiotics the end product is not what it was like even 20 years ago. That is the sad part about many chicken and livestock farms these days. It is still possible to get properly fed and penned livestock but it is getting harder and harder to find. Strive for grain fed and free range whenever you are buying your meat selections for your family or friends.
Chicken, tuna, turkey and egg salad sandwiches are very common and are usually added to mayonnaise and celery, onions or whatever veggie is your favorite. The spices are also always up to the cook and vary with which flavors you are looking for. They are easy to prepare and assemble and if you try hard enough you can come up with a healthy alternative to mayonnaise and your heart will thank you for it.
This specific recipe calls for grapes to be added. They are not as well known inclusions to chicken salad like onions or celery but in these days you will be happy to find many new ideas that spice up old recipes.Always take a recipe as your guide and your inspiration and add and take away your favorites. Make the recipe your own. Thanks to Kris and Wesley of How To Feed A Loon Blog for this yummy Best Ever Chicken Salad Recipe that will add a wrinkle to the usual chicken sandwich and bon apetit.**
Nutrition Facts of Best Ever Chicken Salad by How to Feed a Loon
Ingredients: Chicken, olive oil, grapes, almonds, celery, scallions, dill, parsley, mayonnaise, lemon, dijon mustard, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4lbs of chicken breast for 6 servings and does NOT include the bread. *Per Serving: Calories 762, Calories from Fat 316, Total Fat 35.1g 54%, Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%, Cholesterol 243mg 81%, Sodium 895mg 37%, Potassium 807mg 23%, Carbohydrates 17.9g 6%, Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%, Sugars 6.2g, Protein 92.1g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 12%, Iron 23%
*Note: The nuts and mayonnaise are a part of the reason for all the calories in this tasty chicken filling.
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